House Probers, Unlike FBI, Seek Conspiracy Behind Jan. 6 Capitol Incursion

Federal law enforcement officials reportedly think “there was no grand scheme” behind the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill breach, but House investigators still appear convinced there was a conspiracy involving individuals linked to former President Donald Trump. Earlier this year, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appointed Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) as chairman of the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Attack on the United States Capitol to investigate “the facts and causes of the terrorist mob attack.” In announcing the panel, Pelosi told the House during a floor speech that the Jan. 6 attackers “were out to get me for the bullet in the head or to hang the Vice President of the United States, assault the lives of Members of Congress, traumatize our staff, disrespect the workers in the Capitol.” More than 500 people have been arrested and charged on multiple felony counts in connection with the riot, including many individuals who remain …Read More

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